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'''Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob''' (born 6 August 1934 in Oxford, England)Anthony, Piers. Bio of an Ogre, Ace Books, 1988. p 5 is an English American author in the science fiction and Fantasy (genre)|fantasy genres, publishing under the name '''Piers Anthony'''. He is most famous for his :Category:Xanth books|long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth. Many of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. He has stated that one of his greatest achievements has been to publish a book for every letter of the alphabet, from ''Anthonology'' to ''Zombie Lover''.
Birth namePiers Anthony Dillingham Jacob
Birth date{{Birth date and age|df=yes|1934|8|6}}
Birth placeOxford, England, UK
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EducationGoddard College
Admiral Farragut Academy
SpouseCarol Marble
ChildrenPenelope Carolyn Jacob
Cheryl Jacob
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
NationalityEnglish American
Period1967–present
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